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hariggan is in virginia beach, virginia, where they are awaiting earl's heavy rains and high winds. steve, what's it like so far? >> reporter: none of that rain hitting yet. the winds have gotten slightly stronger with gusts up to 30 or 40 miles per hour. they expect the eye of the storm to pass 100 miles offshore here in virginia beach. so they don't expect too much physical damage. 200 national guard troops have been moved to the coastline in case they are necessary and shelters have been set up for as many as 20,000 people. that doesn't look like it's going to happen so far. throughout the day, we saw people boarding up their houses with plywood or hard plastic. but a lot more cureiosity. even righted now, we have a number of people walking along the boardwalk or the beach. gusts of winds, but not a sense of impending peril here. some real concerns about the economic potential that this storm could bring, some major events scheduled for this weekend, a large concert and a large half marathon. so travelers expected here. they are going to have difficulty traveling throughout this storm.
is in the weather center and steve hariggan is in virginia beach, virginia, where they are awaiting earl's heavy rains and high winds. steve, what does it look like now? we saw a wind situation. have you seen any more rain? >> reporter: no rain yet. you were talking about how the storm has developed over the past few days. we were down a couple of days ago in the u.s. virgin islands where we saw this as a much more powerful storm than we are feeling it here. in the virgin islands we were there and it was really strong enough to take roof its off of buildings and knock down trees, quite a bit of structural damage in the north eastern caribbean. real concern for life and limb. here in virginia, we are seeing a very different story because the storms moved so slowly, about 15 or 18 miles per hour, you can really leap-frog and keep up with it. >>> what are you hearing? are there people that left thinking the storm would do more as they come around and turn back. and this may be a great holiday weekend after all? >> it really depends on how travel goes tomorrow. it depends on how much rain is dumped
, rich reichmuth is in the weather center and steve hariggan is in virginia beach, virginia, where they are awaiting earl's heavy rains and high winds. steve, what does it look like now? we saw a wind situation. have you seen any more rain? >> reporter: no rain yet. you were talking about how the storm has developed over the past few days. we were down a couple of days ago in the u.s. virgin islands where we saw this as a much more powerful storm than we are feeling it here. in the virgin islands we were there and it was really strong enough to take roof its off of buildings and knock down trees, quite a bit of structural damage in the north eastern caribbean. real concern for life and limb. here in virginia, we are seeing a very different story because the storms moved so slowly, about 15 or 18 miles per hour, you can really leap-frog and keep up with it. >> it depends on travel and whether the flights go in on time. virginia beach was expecting a huge tourist weekend, both the american music festival with reo speed wagon set to play here as well as the rock and roll half marathon
center and steve hariggan is in virginia beach, virginia, where they are awaiting earl's heavy rains and high winds. steve, what's it like so far? >> reporter: none of that rain hitting yet. the winds have gotten slightly stronger with gusts up to 30 or 40 miles per hour. they expect the eye of the storm to pass 100 miles offshore here in virginia beach. so they don't expect too much physical damage. 200 national guard troops have been moved to the coastline in case they are necessary and shelters have been set up for as many as 20,000 people. that doesn't look like it's going to happen so far. throughout the day, we saw people boarding up their houses with plywood or hard plastic. but a lot more cureiosity. even righted now, we have a number of people walking along the boardwalk or the beach. gusts of winds, but not a sense of impending peril here. some real concerns about the economic potential that this storm could bring, some major events scheduled for this weekend, a large concert and a large half marathon. so travelers expected here. they are going to have difficulty traveling
tim kaine stumping for a pro-bush tax cutting candidate. tomorrow in virginia. let's go to man tracking down the storm very closely, former virginia governor george allen. governor, welcome back to the program. good to see you, sir. >> great to be with you, stuart. >> stuart: i'm trying to get to grips with the significance of the chairman of the democrat national committee stumping on the campaign trail with jerry connelly who has come flat out and said let's extend the bush tax cuts for everybody, rich included. i see great significance in that. >> they want numbers because he probably thinks in the event he prevails, he can go along as he has in the past with generally speaking what the democrats wanted and nancy pelosi in the house. some of the democrats, you see it all across virginia and the country going through what they call an extreme makeover. trying to fool smart voters and act as if they don't want tax increases on them. or in the case of southwest virginia, congressman voucher running ads saying he proudly voted against the healthcare bill, because it would be bad
to feel at -- virginia. what are you going to feel? >> waves are going to be nuts going to be that big soap bowl of things going crazy. -- soup bowl of things going crazy. winds 20 to 30 feet, jersey shoreline tomorrow is a rough one. saturday maybe saturday morning stay out by saturday afternoon, the riptides should subside. >> shepard: what about jersey, new york and connecticut as you move up the shore? >> a little bit of the storm surge maybe three to five feet, maybe around eastern areas of long island around parts of the cape you will have that. farther east you go is where you are going to see rain. some areas maybe three, four inches of rain. just hugging coast. it is a really sharp gradient between the areas that are really impacted from the storm and the areas that don't get much of anything. new york city a few 20 mile hour winds, maybe a shower or two. long island 100 miles, three, four inches of rain and winds maybe 60 miles-an-hour. >> shepard: massachusetts, maine, nova? >> yeah, well nova scotia that's a big one it is going to be a weakening storm but a rapidly moving s
a dangerous storm. and we have team fox coverage. steve harrigan in virginia beach. jonathan serrie in kill devil hills, north carolina. first to the chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center. rick, have you been saying it's going to lessen in intensity and it has. >> yeah. take that right-hand turn which is also good news. all of our graphics located because this information comes out and take as second to get that going. this is a look at earl here. one other thing come out in the advisory to me is a little more interesting is calling the movement at 10 degrees instead of dew north. earlier 355 we were saying and dew north. slight easterly jog and that's what you want to see in the direction of this. so we still have a hurricane advisory going on. we have our warnings in effect in the north carolina, virginia border down towards bogue inlet. we will see likely hurricane wind gusts going through here and also winds coming out of the north. that is going to cause for overwash of those roads and this outer bank area. but, from the sound side, not necessarily from t
? >> greta: in the state of virginia they have a different statute which says that you can require people of virginia to buy health care insurance. they got past that standing. that of any value to you here? any advisory value or it is different? >> it's a little different here. advisory value because one of the key issues is whether we have a statute or not, does the state have a right to have such a statute pre-- preemed by the federal government? i will contend that in fact the state's sovereignty is at question. we have the trite pass a similar law to what they did in virginia. the government has said we are going to preempt this whole area. the other thing that is important the interconnectivity is the law. -- of this whole law. >> greta: usually one section gets knocked out the rest of the statute stands. mr. cuccinelli told me in virginia he has found no severability clause. >> even the government concedes this requirement that you have to buy a policy is at the heart of the law if it goes the entire process, the law doesn't work. we find harm to the state in many aspects of this l
of those races to watch in the battle for control of the senate. we begin in west virginia. where we see the candidates, democratic governor joe manchin hopes to retain the seat held by the late robert byrd for the last-ken century, going up against john raisey. the latest real clear politic average pollss that race close. popul popular governor. mountain state, 8.5%. that's below the national average. in 2008, as you can see, west virginia voted 43% for barack obama. 56% for john mccain. now, tonight, chief political correspondent carl cameron is up here in sistersville with a story about two candidates who have a similar theme. that's distain for many of the president's -- disdain for many of the president's policie policies. >> good luck. >> conservative businessman john raese is the g.o.p. best hope in decades to win a west virginia senate seat. >> when you look two years down the road we'll look like france in this country if we don't stop obama. >> raese knows president obama unpopularly and liberal agenda are his best weapon against popular democratic governor joe manchin. manchin
now, in virginia beach, virginia they're watching and waiting for earl. but first, checking in live from the fox news extreme weather center. what can you tell us about where this storm is now? >> this advisory just came in minutes ago. still 150 miles now south-southeast here of cape hat tras. weakened a little bit now to 105 miles per hour, sustained down from 140 miles per hour where we were today. and it continues to make a little bit more of an easterly jog here that. is certainly good news for folks across the outer banks. however, some of the rain is moving on shore now. there are winds around 50-60 miles per hour. and as this band right here, is the last image right there. that is where struggle was winds are. we're likely up to 80 or 90 mimp going to get closer so i think around 2:00, 3:00 in the morning we're going to potentially see the worst of this. hurricane warnings in effect across outer banks. and then, we still have a hurricane warning in affect across areas of massachusetts. why in just a moment. we're going deal with three to five inches of rain not as bad across
, including a congressional race in west virginia. this is the first district of west virginia. where democratic state legislature mike oliverio faces mckinley. the big trend this season has been the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment. chief political correspondent carl can cameron reports oliverio has already taken down a political mini dynasty. >> he was the first challenger across the country to beat any incumbent this year. he ousted 28-year democratic house veteran alan malahan whose father held the seat for 20 years before him. the state lawmaker opposes abortion, gay marriage, healthcare reform, president cap-and-trade bill, stimulus spending. most of president obama and the democratic party agenda. >> i'm not going to washington to get in-step with the washington leaders. i'm going to washington to try to get the leaders in step with the american people. >> the republican nominee is millionaire businessman dave mckinley, former west virginia g.o.p. chairman and state lawmaker. he argues once in washington, oliverio will be a rubber stamp for obama-pelosi liberalism. >> they hurt
spending. shannon bream is live in sterling, virginia, just outside washington, which was a big swing area in 2008 with voters. what will republicans say this morning? shannon, good morning there. >> reporter: good morning, bill. they're going to roll out this pledge with america and whenty do that this morning we're going to hear more about what you talked about, a lot of folks saying what are you going to do, they're talking about what they're going to undo. we're getting a look at the first formal pledge here by jay gibson, our producer. here's a first look at what they're going to say but it's as much about undoing things as much as doing things, getting rid *t health care bill, repealing tax hikes and basically getting government out of business. we talked to senator bacchus and here's what he said. >> too big to fail is not about america. america is about people and opportunity. it's not about taking from the people and redirecting that to go to the government. >> gop says the government has overstepped, their plan is to reign it back in, bill. bill: we have heard that theme but the
big news happened quietly last week. nobody seemed to notice. this virginia's health care battle with the feds. >> plus, three wild stories. your favorite snooki faces a judge. died letterman treats president obama like a pinata. stay right here. >> greta: president obama today in ohio in campaign mode pushing nay economic plan and securing republicans. the president set his sights on john boehner, barbecuing the republican leader for a speech he made ohio. >> the president: there were no new policies from mr. boehner. there were no new ideas. there was just the same fill loss nay we had already tried -- the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decades they were in power. the same philosophy that lead to this mess in the first place. cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations. >> greta: is that true? do republicans really have no new ideas? congressman pence joins us. let me guess the answer to that question, you are going to say the president is wrong? >> i think the president is flat wrong. i don't think is a choice between the failed po
g.o.p. players at a company in virginia which is an example of the small business mentioned 20 times at the event to roll out the "pledge to america," as republicans are calling it. it is 21 pages and promised principles from the house of representatives including tax cutting, spending cutting, rolling back government regulations, repealing health care reform, which goes into effect today. and now on capitol hill, the republicans said give us control of the house of representatives and this is what we will do. >>reporter: they want to be pulling in government size and spending and say they are about getting the economy on track. they want to beef up national security and reform congress itself. it was an interesting moment today weapon house minority leader acknowledged that when the gop was in charming, we made some mistakes but he says republicans have learned their lesson, listened to the people. listen to him. we get it. we get it. and this is why when we outline it here, our "pledge to america," i can tell you, we are very serious about implementing our pledge. >>reporter: if th
tonight. steve harrigan, virginia beach. charmin scedy live in chat that mass morris. first to kill delve hills in north carolina and our jonathan serrie is standing by. what do people there say they are expecting? >> well, shep, i have been using my pocket wind meter clocking winds right now 26 miles per hour. understand the brunt of the storm is still hours away. residents here are hoping that the storm will only sideswipe the outer banks but they anticipate there is a very good chance that the storm will move further inland and that they may be experiencing tropical storm force winds easily but quite possibly hurricane force winds in excess of 74 miles per hour, shep. >> shepard: how confident are officials there in north carolina that everybody is as ready as they are going to be for this thing? >> state officials are very confident that people have taken the proper precautions by and large the tourists who have been urged to evacuate the outer banks have already left and local residents who decided to hunker down, we watched them as they stocked up at local grocery and hardware store
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. supporters say her sentence is unfair but they are running out of time. tonight, fighting death in virginia. but first from fox this wednesday night, those reports of deep division within the white house about the afghan war. the details come from a book by bob woodward. the man who helped blow open the watergate scandal. now in obama's wars, woodward writes that. so president's top advisors tried to undermine each other as they debated the afghan strategy. the president set a withdrawal plan because he said, quote, i can't lose the whole democratic party. but there is word even the president's special representative for the region didn't believe the war strategy. the "new york times" reports the book quotes richard holbrooke as saying "it can't work." the book's other details of disagreement and fiction include vice president biden once calling holbrook the most ego tis particular call bastard he had ever met. disrespect between mike mullen and james cart write and colonel david petraeus telling somebody he didn't like talking to advisor david axelrod because in his words axelrod was a co
virginia between manchin and racy now putting in the lead with a three point advantage that took a lot by surprise. joining me with his analysis frank luntz. russ fine geld in wisconsin. before -- russ feingold in wisconsin. before we get to that, we just had christine o'donnell on. it is interesting. i think sarah palin is right, the media want to destroy her, slander her. they are not doing the same to her opponent. when get as opportunity to speak what is your reaction? >> she is well tested, well measured speaker. sean you and i had a conversation and i also had some doubt back last tuesday. after listening to this interview that doubt is gone away. she articulate. she knows the issues. she focused locally on delaware. she not running a anything wide campaign she running a delaware-centered campaign. if i had the dials on now these independent speak voters, would like what she says. smaller government, less taxes, less regulation, more focus on what is going on in the state and less of all that washington stuff that the public in general and delaware in particular has turned agains
is not the time to hike taxes on anyone. a week later, we had virginia senator webb joining the chorus and on the 13th, more determines circulated a letter in the house of representatives demanding the same. and two days later, 31 more democrats joining that band wagon. and then new jersey congress plan saying they do not go far enough. the more they piled on, the more the dow gained and to date, 7 percent for the month. the tax tush -- tax turn around on the democrats was not what was causing it. now what? >>guest: there is a real relationship in your chart. as you know, the capital gains tax is highly related to stock values. if you raise the capital gains tax, stocks go down and if you cut the values go up. remember what happened in may of 2003 when president bush signed the cut, we had a bounce in the market. there is something to the chart. the more democrats say, we should extend the tax cuts for everyone, that is good for markets. >>neil: the argument is you buy on the rumor and you sell on the fact but what if the fact does not happen? what if this cut in taxes they are looking
and get back in line. >> greta: virginia is bracing for impact as earl heads-up the east coast. steve harrigan joins news virginia beach. -- joins us in virginia beach. >> reporter: the wind getting slightly stronger. not a sense of panic or deep concern. you still have a lot of people walking along the boardwalk even the beach where those white caps are beginning to break. the eye of the storm may pass as far as 100 miles offshore. the governor has declared a state of emergency. no impending sense of crisis. we saw earlier a number of people boarding up with hard plastic or plywood. along the beach many with a sense of curiosity looking to see how high those waves will get. the heart of the storm should come in after midnight. the real concern isn't destroyed buildings that the wind or floods might bring, but the economic effect this is a big weekend here in virginia beach. a large music festival planned as well as a half marathon. tends of thousands expected. they are going to have a tough time arriving during that storm. >> greta: what has the navy been doing along the virginia coa
lewis, also the first woman to be executed in virginia, convicted of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson for insurance money. she died by way of lethal injection, speaking her final words to her daughter, saying i want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry, end quote. protestors outside the prison argued lewis was treated unfairly in that case. martha: right now, we are awaiting a major hearing on the voter intimidation case that involves the new black panther party. one of the key government players in this controversy is about to give his side of this story. steve centanni is live at the u.s. commission on civil rights in washington. steve, bring us up to date on where this case stands now and who we expect to hear from today. >> reporter: we expect to hear from two lawyers in the justice department, both of whom recommended going ahead with prosecution of this case. now, let me take you back to 2008, the election day, the presidential election, ale pooing place in philadelphia, where three new black panther party members were standing outside, wearing black paramilit
considered locks for democrats are moving in the gop's direction. let's look at west virginia. in the race for the seat formerly held by robert byrd republican trails west virginia governor manchin by five points. joining me with reaction to these numbers author of the "new york times" best seller 2010 take back america former clinton adviser dick morris is here. by the way, your book is more relevant than ever because this goes into detail about the races and issues surrounding the campaign. >> we published too early. we should have come out today. because it is a handbook for how you can participate in winning the election. most stores don't have it any more but amazon does and barnes & noble does. >> sean: last week we went through these different senate races. you wrote in your column, you are tired of the conventional wisdom is democrats will keep control of the senate. you are screaming from a rooftop saying whoa no way republicans are going to win the senate too. >> they are. there are four races we won. arkansas, lincoln's 40 behind. delaware, north dakota and indiana. two more, pe
, virginia. >> that's right. this is a 21-page document they're going to release today to the public. it's focused sharply on cutting taxes, spending and government regulations including president obama's health care law and his stimulus program so let's look at the details, you know, g.o.p. leaders formally roll it out this morning making clear what republicans would do if they take over the house after the midterms so on the economy, it promises to stop what republicans call job killing tax hikes. pass a small business tax reduction, reign in government red tape and repeal business mandates. for government spending, a vow to end government control of fannie mae and freddie mac, cancellation of all unspent stimulus money, a rollback of spending to prestimulus and prebailout levels, a hard cap on discretionary spending and weekly votes on spending cuts. for health care, repeal and replace health care reform law, substituting medical liability reform legislation and making permanent a law banning federal money for abortion services. in the government reform section of this, a rule mandati
,000 or less per year. he held a backyard town hal meeting in fairfax, virginia, accused republicans for blocking tax cuts for the middle class. >> we could get it done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell where the last 2-3%, where an average we have given them $100,000 for people making $1 million or more. >> yesterday, the house minority leader john boehner said he would not as the president put it hold middle class tax cuts hostage. >> the only option i have is to vote for $250,000 and below, of course i'll do that. but i'll do everything i can to fight to make sure we extend the current tax rates for all americans. >> shepard: but today, leader boehner had this to say, and i quote. "the president and the advisors decided to spin my comments yesterday as a sign i'm willing to accept tax hikes on any american. news flash for the white house, i am not." senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is refusing to budge. peter, mcconnell says it's all or nothing. >> he is going one step further than boehner announcing he is introducing le
, in virginia. a venue for the president and supporters to promote the new regulations on health insurance. he said the changes are not about getting between patients and doctors. >> these are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they are designed to make sure you have basic protections in your interactions with the insurance company. >>shepard: the democrats in washington call the changes a patient bill of rights. and now, our reporter is here is up here in new york city. less then three weeks from the midterms. hard to believe. what is the pitch? >>guest: the president is trying to give it a personal feel with people who are benefiting from health care reform or feel they will benefit from health care reform. and a minute of candor from the president on the message. take a listen. >> sometimes i fault myself nor not having been able to make the case more clearly, to the country. we spend, each of us who have health insurance, spend $1,000 of our premiums on somebody else's care. >>guest: he said it was bankrupting families and businesses and the government. >>shepard
to america. house republicans unveiled the plan today at an event in virginia. it's 21 pages of policies and principles. what g.o.p. members say they will do if voters return them to power in november. shannon breen is taking a close look at the thing and live in the d.c. newsroom now with details and reaction. hey, shannon. >> hi, shepard. republicans admitted the last time they were in charge of the house they made some mistakes. they learned their lesson and they've been listening to the american people and that's where the pledge to america actually comes from. here's key components, job creation, repealing the health care bill, reforming congress and beefing up our national security. >> we pledge to uphold the model for our country, our founders envisioned. a grander america. the exception among the nations of the earth. where promise of liberty reflects the hopes of mankind. >> republican leaders rolled out their new agenda at that lumberyard in a washington suburb after holding a small business roundtable. but democrats cried foul when later in the same day, this afternoon, 174 re
for all income levels not just households making less than $250,000 a year. over in the senate, virginia's jim webb and connecticut's joe lieberman this week brought the total to five democrats calling for at least a temporary extension of the tax cuts across the board. so, steve, how wide is-- widespread is this democratic insurrection on taxes? >> you know, paul, for the first time in my life i almost, i almost feel sorry for nancy pelosi. she's trying to put together this coalition, you know, last week stan greenberg, as you know, the democratic pollster, left the house democratic caucus and told the members, raise the taxes on the rich and cut taxes on middle class, what happened at that meeting according to my source all the members looked at stan greenberg and said he's not polling in my district. the truth is, cutting those taxes for everyone is what popular and i think the reason, paul, is that our message that we've been saying on the journal has really penetrated. if you raise taxes on the rich, that hurts the economy, hurts small businesses and most american workers say, wait
jersey. and the sweep in virginia. and now christine o'donnell knocking out a veteran republican in delaware. do you see a pattern here? they are winning because they are standing up against big spending. yet we see no change of behavior from democrats still coulding for even more spending. the democratic strategist on whether he is worrying. you have to wonder, richard, if they are learning anything from any of the developments. >>guest: there is no denying, is there, that by virtue of the tea party you have at least four senate candidates in now delaware, nevada, kentucky, and colorado, who would not have been nominees but for the tea party and who stand a much worse chance of winning their senate seat. so you trillion me, you will be here on election night. >>neil: but that is not what i asked, is it? i asked whether in response to tea party as angry about spending and it has been a repeated pattern through the year, the next day the administration or congress continues with spending as if the night before never occurred. >>guest: two percent of the public say they are a tea p
households making less than $250,000 a year. in the senate virginia's jim webb and joe lieberman brought the todayal to five democrats calling for a temporary extension of the tax cuts across the board. so steve... how wide is this democratic on taxes? >> you know, paul for the first time i almost, almost feel sorry for nancy pelosi. she's trying to put together this coalition. you know last week's dan greenburg, democratic pollster went to the house democratic caucus and told members look. the popular thing to do is raise the taxes on the rich cut taxes on middle class. what happened at that meeting according to my sources is look at this, look at this. and dan greenburg says he's not polling in my district. the truth is that cutting taxes for everyone is what is popular. i think the reason, paul is that our message we've been saying on the journal is demonstrate fd you raise taxes on the rich that hurts the economy, hurts small businesses and most american workers say wait a minute, a rich person signs my paycheck. kim, the president says this is how politics works. raise taxes on the
. and then he'll be on to virginia. more of the same. it's the battle for the bushes, you might argue. can the president sway swing voters in the mid terms? wendell goler will have the latest on that strategy. >>> and have you heard about this sky? cody brown, the newest breakout reality television star, butsy getting a whole lot more attention than perhaps he wanted as the star of helicopter sister wives" on tlc, he has four, count them, four, spouses, some 13 kids, and he is flaunting a polygamist lifestyle. >> my name is cody brown and you've got to meet my family. i'm a polygamist, but we're not the polygamists you think you know. i have three awesome wives, mary, janelle, and christie. >> gregg: he's since add add fourth. will authorizes prosecute him? should they? we'll debate it. jen let's take a live look at demoines, iowa, president obama now trying to fire up the democratic base ahead of the midterm elections. there he is. so he's hitting the suburbs to meet constituents, face to face. wendell goler is live at the white house with this story, wendell. >> reporter: jenna, the pres
by suing the federal government over the provisions of the new health care law, virginia attorney general ken kuchnellie predicts his case will end up in the supreme court. >> i hope in about a year and a half to come to a building bout two blocks that way and restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government and to kill the health care bill dead. >> reporter: similar rally was held last year with a much bigger turnout. xplained that many tea party supporters came to the glenn beck rally a few weeks ago and couldn't afford to take the same trip twice, : julie. >> julie: in washington, thank you very much, steve. n.a.t.o. forces in afghanistan break up a terror plot aimed at breaking up next week's election and the province killing a taliban commander and four insurgen. rt intelligence reports say the group was planning to fire rockets on afghan polling places. held captive for more than a year in iran now, another deal on the table that could possibly bring an american woman home. but she leaves behind two american friends, iran refes to release. new informatio
. republicans unveiled their pledge in a place in virginia that might seem familiar to you. griff jenkins has that report. >> reporter: last month we came to the lumber company in northern virginia so our viewers could hear from the business owner craig about his struggles. today, the entire gop leadership who hopes to have the majority after november 2nd, descended upon his lumberyard to unveil their pledge to america. >> we are here today to put forth a new governing an agenda. built by listening to the american people that offers a new way forward. >> reporter: we caught up with craig to see what has he did changed and how he feels at being at the center of political attention. you were concerned about tax cuts expiring. now you have the entire gop leadership in your backyard. what has changed since we last spoke? how do you feel about what the republicans had to say? >> the republicans have been accused of being the party of no and not having ideas. now they've put something out there for the public to understand and what will happen if they get elected this november. great to have someon
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
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governor charlie crist. alaska senator lisa murkowski, bob bennet and west virginia congressman alan mull hand. joining me is former clinton adviser, -- author of the 2010 take back america dick morris is back with us. good to see you. >> i'm at my new home here in vatican. i said i would leave the country if hillary got elected. but i figured i would leave it any way. >> sean: we'll see new a week or so look at this long list of establishment candidates that have been beaten by the tea party movement and by conservatives. i think it is interesting in light of your comments that you don't want the republican party to triangulate. you are saying this is the year people should stand on their principles? >> yeah, i think the tea party movement is purifying the republican party. it is forcing it to be conservative and fiscally responsible, opposed to higher taxes, opposed to big spending. sean, it is weird, since this primary the democrats have been euphoric. figuring that a moderate castle was defeated and an extremist christine o'donnell was not nominated thiser saying this means we going t
. the governors of north carolina, virginia, and maryland declare states of emergency as hurricane earl heads to the east coast, and it is not 100 percent clear if the storm will even make landfall in the united states. we cannot know. it could just skirt along the coast bringing tropical storms and winds to many. huge waves and potentially deadly currents. and, then, again, it could head right in. folks on north carolina's barrier islands called the outer banks will be the first to feel the storm around midnight tonight. and now a look at the communities there, at least i think we can look. sunny. well, we will in the look yet -- yes, there we go. the water appears to have waves. the north carolina governor says they are prepared for whatever hurricane earl will bring. >> we're ready. let me say that again were. we are very ready. we have in place the resources and the supplies and the capacity to do whatever it takes for north carolina and our citizens to be safe. >>shepard: president obama has already declared an "emergency" in the state and the national guard has deployed youth troops to
evacuation route that could be involved in heavy traffic would be that one across the bridge into virginia and virginia, obviously, is as prepared as we are. we have a great coalition of governors who work together but ordinarily one takes care of one's own state and north carolina, we are ready and prepared for the weather. >>neil: have you talked to president obama? >>guest: i have not spoken to the president myself but let me be very direct about fema, north carolina has had good experiences and bad expenses with fema over the years when we have a hurricane or disaster. the fema office here in north carolina has been on the ground, they have been a full partner since day before yesterday. water, food, supplies, all we can ask for, and the president signed the emergency order last night, so as of today north carolina is getting 75 percent of the costs from the federal government on the front end and that is unusual for storms. we usually have to beg and plead after. i cannot be any happier with the system we have from our local government on up. no wonder my state is called the best prep
. >> reporter: the president visited a family in fairfax, virginia to talk about what more he'd like to do to help the economy and he later joined a larger group which included small business owners and john nicholas and nicole armstrong's back yard to explain what his economic policies have and have not accomplished so far. >> we've stopped the bleeding and stable is liilized the econ but the pace of improvement has not been where it needs to be. >> reporter: the president is trying to push the senate to pass a small business jobs bill which includes about 12 billion dollars in tax breaks and 30 billion dollars to encourage lending. which the treasury secretary says is what the struggling dmi needs. >> this bill will accomplish two big things, it will cut taxes for small businesses, it will make loans credit more available to small businesses. and it provides this boost for job creation without adding to our deficits. >> mr. obama says he could sign the bill into law if it were not for the republican leaders in the house and senate. >> we're still in this wrestling match with john bainer
is associate professor at the university of virginia and scholar with the marine enterprise institute. he argues for years, liberals have dismissed conservative ideas with a conned sending tone and he has evidence to prove. >> it liberals think they are self-evidently true. they tend to assume that their ideas are illegitimate. >> the professor says his research shows that liberals believe they are interest electrically superior to conservatives. we break it down to four different groups. first he calls the right wing conspiracy narrative. >> the great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it, the vast right wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced his presidency. >> the best theory suggests that a lot of things that conservatives say shouldn't be taken seriously because they are just manipulated words of elite. >> this idea presumes that republicans don't win elections because of policy ideas because sinister campaign tactics and it still resonates today. >> your wife talked about the right wing conspiracy t
to be in trouble. russ feingold down in double digits, west virginia, republican up by three points ere. a lot of states that nobody thought was in play are now in play your prediction? >> seven or eight seats in the senate, 37 to 45 in the house, maybe as many as 55, i'm starting to move up on the number between that 37, 45 range. we are reaching a point where the democrats are pulling down their tv in arizona and phoenix congressman mitchell is in deep trouble. they have to cut advertising in places like ohio and pennsylvania where they are falling so far behind it is going to be a waste of resources. we got to keep this battlefield building and ing the republicans do, by making sure they got good candidates and message. looking good. >> sean: does it trouble that lisa murkowski is -- >> yeah. >> sean: castle won't endorse and charlie crist ran independent? >> crist is going to be beat badly. murkowski is going to embarrass herself. joe miller won fair and square for her to do this now is sad and pathetic end to a political career. i'm confident miller at the end is going to beat. my man mar
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